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GETTING TO JASPER

DRIVING TIMES & DISTANCES. FROM EDMONTON 366 km/227 mi - 4 hrs W Hwy 16 W

FROM BANFF 287 km/178 mi - 4 hrs N Hwy 93 N

FROM CALGARY 412 km/255 mi - 5 hrs NW Hwy 1 W & Hwy 93 N

FROM VANCOUVER 805 km/499 mi - 10 hrs NE Hwy 1 E, Hwy 3 E, Hwy 5 N, Hwy 16 E

FROM LAKE LOUISE 233 km/145 mi - 3 hrs N Hwy 93 N

FROM KAMLOOPS 433 km/265 mi - 5 hrs NE Hwy 5 N, Hwy 16 E

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ABOUT JASPER

JASPER'S RICH HISTORY IS FILLED WITH THE ADVENTURES OF INDIGENOUS TRIBES, FUR TRADE EXPLORERS, EARLY SETTLERS, RAILWAY PIONEERS AND OUTFITTER GUIDES WHO CREATED A TOWN AMIDST THE GRAND ROCKIES. 2017 MARKS CANADA’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY. Take a trip through Jasper’s past and discover our part in the country’s collective story of adventure and exploration!

CONNECTING W ITH JASPER'S PAST

1907: 13,000 square kilometres of land set aside to establish Jasper National Park. 1911: Train station was built – a heritage building that VIA rail now operates out of. The town of Fitzhugh, named after the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Vice President, was founded around the train station. 1913: Jasper becomes the official name of town to coincide with name of park. What is now the Jasper Visitor Information Centre was built, housing the first park superintendent. 1915: Tent City was built at Lac Beauvert during construction of the railway, consisting of ten tents located on the shores of the lake and a main dining area. This is now Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. In honour of this history, a pub in which special events are often times hosted at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, was named Tent City Pub. 1928: Iconic Maligne Lake Boat House was built by Donald “Curly” Phillips, a guide and outfitter in the area. Curly also finished construction of first Maligne Lake Tour Boat, The Leah. Today, one of Curly’s famous red canoes can be seen at the Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives. 1930: Jasper Park officially established as a national park. 1938: Curly resided in his boathouse until his death in an avalanche at the age of 54. 1984: Jasper National Park established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 2011: Jasper National Park established as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. TAKE YOURSELF ON AN ADVENTURE INTO the past by visiting the Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives!

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WHAT’S INSIDE GETTING TO JASPER 01 C O N N E C T I N G W I T H J A S P E R ' S PA S T 0 2 ON BEHALF OF THE RESIDENTS OF JASPER, WELCOME TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOME IN THE HEART OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES.

M AY O R ' S M E S S A G E 0 3 B E P R E PA R E D : M O U N TA I N W E AT H E R 0 4 V I S I T O R I N F O R M AT I O N C E N T R E 0 5 A L L-S E A S O N A D V E N T U R E S P E C I A L I S T S 0 8 THINGS TO DO 10

WITHIN THE WILD EXPANSE OF JASPER NATIONAL PARK, OUR town is both the centre of community and the base of adventure. From family-friendly outings to epic and wild expeditions, and everything in between, our breathtaking natural environment is sure to inspire you to Venture Beyond. WE TAKE PRIDE IN KEEPING JASPER A SMALL, FRIENDLY, welcoming and inclusive community which excels in providing world-class accommodation, activities and amenities. Respecting our rich heritage, we strive to preserve our authentic character while offering the innovations, comforts and conveniences visitors expect. NO MAT TER W HERE IN JASPER NATIONA L PARK YOUR adventures may take you, we trust you will find a welcoming and inviting community in which to relax, regroup and prepare your next adventure when you return to Jasper. Thank you for spending time with us.

RICHARD IRELAND

8 G R E AT I N S TA G R A M S P O T S 1 0 24 H O U R S I N J A S P E R : W I N T E R 2 0 GETTING GEARED UP 21 C O N Q U E R J A S P E R ' S H A L F - M A R AT H O N 2 3 BIKING IN JASPER 23 C U LT U R E 24 I N S P I R E D B Y T H E R E A L R O C K I E S 24 PJ D AY F O R A U T O I M M U N E D I S E A S E AWA R E N E S S 2 5 F R O S T Y ' S FAT B I K E S E R I E S 2 7 J A S P E R I N J A N U A R Y 28 COME OUT AND EXPLORE 30 J A S P E R P R I D E F E S T I VA L 3 2 ANNUAL JASPER EVENTS 34

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ABOUT JASPER

WHETHER YOU FIND YOURSELF EXPLORING JASPER IN THE SUMMER, FALL, WINTER OR SPRING, ADVENTURE IS ABUNDANT ALL YEAR LONG. ENDLESS ALLSEASON TRAILS, EPIC BLUE- HUED LAKES, AND EXCEPTIONAL DOWNHILL AND CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING TERRAIN ARE JUST A TASTE OF WHAT’S TO BE DISCOVERED IN OUR BACKYARD.

BE PREPA RED: MOUNTA IN W E ATHER

BUT BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT, BE PREPARED to take on the day. The weather in the mountains fluctuates from season to season, causing some activities to only be available during certain times of the year. WINTER BRINGS COLD, SNOWY WEATHER that can quickly change to warmer Chinook winds and Alberta sunshine. Winter temperatures vary, but January is usually the coldest month with temperatures rarely rising higher than -8°C. Time to hit the slopes!

THE REAL ROCKIES: WHERE WE HAVE MORE THAN FOUR SEASONS.” SPRING COMES TO THE VALLEY BOTTOM in April and reaches the high country by June. It brings wildflowers and gushing rivers, which make it the ideal time for rafting. SUMMER DAYS ARE TEMPERATE AND LONG, with the sun setting late and rising early. July is the warmest month, with temperatures around 23°C, perfect for camping! FALL COMES IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, bringing beautiful autumn colours, clear sky and cooler temperatures. Fall weather conditions are fabulous for hiking, biking, and star-gazing.

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ABOUT JASPER

V ISITOR INFORM ATION CENTRE YOU CAN’T MISS THE HISTORIC LOG AND STONE HOUSE IN THE CENTRE OF A PARK-LIKE LAWN RIGHT IN THE HEART OF TOWN. WHAT WAS ONCE HOME TO JASPER’S VERY FIRST SUPERINTENDENT IS NOW KNOWN AS THE LOCAL VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE, AND IT’S WHERE MANY JASPER ADVENTURES GET STARTED.

FA L L HOURS: D A ILY | 9 A M t o 5 P M W IN T E R HOURS: D A ILY | 9 A M T O 5 P M SP RING HOURS: D A ILY | 9 A M T O 5 P M SUMMER HOURS: D A ILY | 8 A M t o 8 P M ALONG WITH ALL THINGS PARKS CANADA – including park and backcountry passes, campground updates, wildlife information and more – explorers can also connect with Tourism Jasper’s travel counsellors. Friendly and knowledgeable, this team receives award-winning training to make sure that they’re as prepared as possible to help visiting explorers make the most of their time in Canada’s base of adventure. FAWN FURLOT TE, TRAVEL COUNSELLOR supervisor and born-and-raised Jasper local, is passionate about sharing her love of her hometown with visitors. “JASPER NATIONAL PARK IS LIKE A HIDDEN gem,” says Fawn. “There is so much to discover here that no matter how long you’ve lived here, or how many times you visit, you will always find more to explore.” TRAVEL COUNSELLORS ARE JUST AS HAPPY to help you find the right activities and attractions for your individual adventure level as they are to share their own personal favourite must-sees. Fawn is always torn between two epic experiences.

“I LOVE THE JASPER SKYTRAM AND THE Glacier Adventure,” she admits. “Taking the SkyTram is the easiest way to get on top of a mountain, so you can get those amazing views without having to do a long hike. And when you’re on the Athabasca glacier, with the mountains so close, you feel so small. You really get a good sense of how massive the mountains are.” IN A PLACE AS AWE-INSPIRING AS JASPER, it’s easy to see why the travel counsellors are keen to help. “We love how excited and happy everyone is to be here and love to feed off of it,” says Fawn. “We always have updated information on events, attractions and activities. We also get to experience many different things during our training, so we love sharing those personal experiences!” Let one of our travel counsellors help you plan your next Jasper adventure!

JASPER VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE www.jasper.travel/information inquiries@jaspercanadianrockies.com | 780-852-6236 500 Connaught Drive | Jasper, Alberta, Canada

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LANDSCAPE. SKYSCAPE. GREAT ESCAPE.

THREE ICONIC JASPER ATTRACTIONS, ONE GREAT PRICE.

Glacier Skywalk

Maligne Lake Cruise

Glacier Adventure


THINGS TO DO

AS JASPER’S ADVENTURE SPECIALISTS, MALIGNE ADVENTURES PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPLORERS OF ALL LEVELS TO TAKE IN THE NATURAL SURROUNDINGS OF JASPER NATIONAL PARK IN A VARIETY OF WAYS.

A LL-SE ASON A DV ENTURE SPECI A LISTS

MALIGNE CANYON: WINTER MALIGNE ADVENTURES OFFERS THE CHANCE to embark on a guided ice walk along the floor of the frozen Maligne Canyon, deep within the Canadian Rockies. THIS ADVENTURE WILL TAKE EXPLORERS OF all ages through a maze of fascinating ice sculptures to see fossils, the entrance to a cave system, and towering frozen waterfalls.

WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US ON AN ADVENTURE YOU WON'T FORGET IN JASPER NATIONAL PARK.” MALIGNE ADVENTURES

TRY THE MALIGNE CANYON ICE WALK AT night for something completely different. Watch the canyon ice sparkle and glow under the light of the moon or strap on a headlamp and look up at the twinkling stars.

MALIGNE CANYON: SUMMER COME SUMMER THE CANYON COMPLETELY transforms. Gushing water takes centre stage, racing from the top of the canyon down. JOIN A MALIGNE ADVENTURES GUIDE IN A hike on the upper canyon trail, taking in the jaw-dropping views along the way. EACH VISIT TO THE CANYON WILL BRING a new and unique experience sure to be different from the last.

MALIGNE CANYON | PHOTO: CORY JOHNN

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THINGS TO DO

THE BOATHOUSE AT FA IRMONT JASPER PA RK LODGE 1 OLD LODGE RD Located on the shores of beautiful Lac Beauver t, the Boathouse of fers paddle boats, canoes, kayaks and guided voyageur tours. Enjoy a day on the water with family and friends surrounded by the beaut y of the Canadian Rock y Mountains.

VENTURE BEYOND @SINCLAIR_PHOTO'S 8 GREAT INSTAGRAM SPOTS

780-852-0125 | 1-877-777-4354 www.fairmont.com/jasper

If photography is your thing, Jasper is host to endless spots to capture its mountain beauty.* *Always obey Parks Canada rules and signage when taking photos in the park.

PYRAMID OUTLET

52°925201"N, -118°098743"W

CAVELL LAKE

52°698118"N, -118°061367"W

MEDICINE LAKE

52°860281"N, -117°756493"W

COLDFIRE CREEK DOGSLEDDING 120 KM FROM JASPER ON HW Y 16 WEST Providing Jasper National Park and the Robson Valley with unique winter adventures since 1998. Make the 120 km trip past the monumental peak of Mount Robson on this scenic drive. Tours range from 60 minutes to overnight excursions. Dogsledding is great for all ages and abilities.

PYRAMID ISLAND

52°925307"N, -118°098019"W

HORSESHOE LAKE

52°696146"N, -117°866704"W

1-877-295-8505 www.dogsleddinginjasper.com SUNWAPTA FALLS

52°532486"N, -117°645020"W

ATHABASCA FALLS

52°664658"N, -117°883714"W

ATHABASCA GLACIER

52°925201"N, -118°098743"W


THINGS TO DO

ROCK IES HELI CA N A DA 195 KM FROM JASPER ON HW Y 93

CA N A DI A N SK Y LINE A DV ENTURES

CH A BA THE ATRE

JASPER, CANADA

604 CONNAUGHT DR

Take a scenic tour of the vast Columbia Icefields from a perspective that few are luck y enough to experience. You can set tle in for a glacier tour or discover the backcountr y through camping, fishing or horseback expeditions.

Single and multi-day hiking experiences that take clients of f the beaten path into the backcountr y. Our guides are locals, teaching guests about the natural and human histor y of the area while also helping guests learn the ar t of travelling in the wild.

Jasper ’s t win screen cinema centre is located on Connaught Drive across from the train station. The Chaba Theatre of fers current and classic titles in a friendly and comfor table theatre. Listings available online.

1-888-844-3514 www.rockiesheli.com

780-883-0465 e: admin@canadianskylineadventures.com www.canadianskylineadventures.com

CURRIE’S GUIDING

FA IRMONT JASPER PA RK LODGE GOLF CLUB

JASPER DI V E A DV ENTURES

1 OLD LODGE RD

In Patricia Lake, Jasper Dive Adventures of fers a unique under water experience. PADI Instructors of fer Open Water to Rescue Diver courses. Take a guided tour to W WII wreck code named “Habbakuk ”! Discover Scuba course is great for new divers! Contact for information. See you under water!

JASPER, CANADA E xper t guided fishing trips to the beautiful cr ystal clear lakes in Jasper National Park . Featuring a variet y of trout and pike. Rent canoes, rowboats, electric motors and fishing gear. O vernight gourmet fishing trips. Book through Jasper Source for Spor ts (780-852-365 4) and Astoria Hotel (780-852-3351).

INQUIRIES: 780-852-5650 www.fishjasper.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

This 18 hole, S tanley Thompson designed golf course of fers elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkering and holes aligned with stunning mountain vistas. Few golf courses in the world can match the rugged majest y of this national treasure, consistently named Canada’s #1 Golf Resor t by SCORE Golf Magazine.

Phone for info 24hrs 780-852-4749 www.tribute.ca

JASPER, CANADA

780-852-3560 | 1-888-499-6848 www.jasperdiveadventures.com

780-852-6090 e: jpl.golfreservations@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/jasper/golf

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JASPER MOTORCYCLE TOURS 610 PATRICIA ST Get your motor running! Ride with us on a 1, 2, or 3 hour chauf feured sidecar tour. All gear provided, including helmets, goggles, leather jacket, chaps and gloves. Also available, Harley Davidson rentals if you have a license to ride your own!

780-931-6100 www.jaspermotorcycletours.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 18

JASPER PA RK STA BLES

JASPER R A F T TOURS

AT FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

611 PATRICIA ST

Ride the trails surrounding the Jasper Park Lodge. Our 1 ¼ hour, beginner to intermediate trail, will take you through old grow th forest along the shore of Lake Annet te ($ 47). Our 2 hour ride, for those with some experience, explores the Athabasca Valley by ascending to viewpoints above the golf course ($79).

This easy rafting and awe-inspiring float trip down the Athabasca River is suitable for ages 2 to 102. Our specially designed, 25 ft/7.5 m, oar powered rafts provide a comfortable ride along easy rapids. Your national park licensed guide will point out the natural, wild and human history of Jasper. Always a chance of seeing wildlife. “On the river time” can be 1 hour – 1¾ hours.

780-883-0506 e: info@rideinjasper.com www.rideinjasper.com

780-852-2665 | 1-888-553-5628 www.jasperrafttours.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

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JASPER’S W HITE WATER R A F TING 618 CONNAUGHT DR Jasper is home to Canada’s first commercial raf ting company. We’ve been set ting the standard for safe, fun and wet river trips since 197 1. Raf t the rivers we pioneered and allow us to share the knowledge that comes from playing on rivers for over 4 5 years. New and clean equipment provided. Fun for ages 5 to 95. Nine depar tures daily.

780-852-7238 | 1-800-557-7238 www.whitewaterraftingjasper.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

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M A LIGNE A DV ENTURES

M A LIGNE L A K E

632 CONNAUGHT DR

48 KM EAST OF JASPER ON MALIGNE LAKE RD

E xplore Jasper on one of our river raf ting or sightseeing experiences with our highly trained and knowledgeable guides. Wildlife tours in the Maligne Valley and our world class raf ting available daily. No experience necessar y.

Maligne Lake and Spirit Island are amongst that elite worldfamous collection of Rock y Mountain landmarks that so epitomize the Canadian Rockies. Scenic cruises to world-famous Spirit Island on Maligne Lake depar t ever y hour on the hour throughout the summer season.

780-852-3331 | 1-844-808-7177 www.maligneadventures.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 17

780-852-3370 e: maligne@malignelake.com www.malignelake.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 6


THINGS TO DO

JASPER R A F TING A DV ENTURES 626 CONNAUGHT DR Jasper ’s best raf ting company! Jasper Raf ting Adventures delivers unsurpassed experiences for the best value, of fering the most daily depar tures. Jasper ’s newest raf ting company prides itself on using only the best and newest gear available.

1-866-496-7238 www.jasperraftingadventures.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 21

JASPER RIDING STA BLES

JASPER SK Y TR A M

5 KM NORTH OF JASPER ON PYRAMID LAKE RD

8 KM SOUTH OF JASPER ON WHISTLERS RD

Jasper Riding S tables of fers travelers a true ‘ western experience’: the chance to explore the natural beaut y of the Rock y Mountains on horseback . Options include one, t wo and three hour trail rides led by qualified guides who take you along trails with wonder ful views and abundant oppor tunities to see wildlife.

Elevate your Canadian Rockies experience by climbing aboard Jasper Sk yTram – the highest and longest guided aerial tramway in Canada. S tand among six mountain ranges and overlook glacial fed turquoise lakes, flowing rivers and the scenic mountain town of Jasper.

780-852-7433 e: info@jasperstables.com www.jasperstables.com

780-852-3093 | 1-866-850-8726 www.jasperskytram.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 9

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MIE T TE HOT SPRINGS

M A LIGNE R A F TING A DV ENTURES

M A RMOT BASIN

632 CONNAUGHT DR

21 KM SOUTH OF JASPER ON MARMOT RD

61 KM EAST OF JASPER OFF HW Y 16

We are Jasper ’s premier raf ting company of fering more rivers, more trips and more variet y than any other Canadian Rockies white water raf ting company. Our rivers include the Sunwapta, family friendly Athabasca and our exclusive Fraser River rearguard falls run. This allows us to of fer Class 3 white water all season long! If you’re looking for fun and adventure, we have it!

Marmot Basin offers four mountain faces of great skiing and snowboarding terrain for all levels of ability from November until May. Ski area amenities include three day lodges, high performance ski/snowboard rentals, Snow School lessons, the Little Rascals Nursery and Outer Limits retail shop. Create wonderful, winter memories while enjoying your Canadian Rockies skiing experience at Marmot Basin.

The Rockies are home to Canada’s most famous hot springs. Jasper ’s Miet te Hot Springs will toast your toes per fectly af ter an invigorating hike or drive in the park . Open daily from May 6 – October 10, 2016.

780-852-3331 | 1-844-808-7177 www.raftjasper.com

780-866-3939 | 1-800-767-1611 www.hotsprings.ca

780-852-3816 | 1-866-952-3816 www.skimarmot.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 37

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THINGS TO DO

MOUNTA IN W ELLNESS DAY SPA

PATRICI A L A K E BOAT RENTA LS

76 CONNAUGHT DR (REAR RENTRANCE) & 96 GEIKIE ST

5 KM NORTH OF JASPER ON PYRAMID LAKE RD

Jasper ’s only spa using Eminence Organic Skincare. Of fering couples massages, a variet y of massage techniques, RMTs and a full line of esthetic ser vices as well as a variet y of spa packages for individuals and couples. All guests can enjoy the mineral pool, hot tub and eucalyptus steam room. The per fect way to unwind and pamper yourself. 7 days/week .

Soak in the stunning scener y on beautiful Patricia Lake! Patricia Lake Bungalows of fers kayak , canoe, paddleboat and rowboat rentals to the public. Call for rates and availabilit y.

780-852-3560 | 1-888-499-6848 www.patricialakebungalows.com

1 OLD LODGE RD The luxurious Reflections Spa boasts 10,000 square feet of space, including 10 treatment rooms and the beautiful Reflections Lounge. Inspired by the natural elements of Jasper, the spa reflects the energy of the mountains, rivers and water falls surrounding it.

780-852-6014 (appointments required) e: jpl.spa@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/jasper/spa

780-852-3252 www.mountainwellnessdayspa.com

SLEIGH RIDES ON P Y R A MID L A K E

REFLECTIONS SPA AT FA IRMONT JASPER PA RK LODGE

SUNDOG TOUR COMPA N Y

SUN WA P TA FA LLS GIF T STORE

6 KM NORTH OF JASPER ON PYRAMID LAKE RD

414 CONNAUGHT DR

56 KM SOUTH OF JASPER OFF HWY 93

Matched teams of horses, tuned bells, sleighs with comfor table seats and warm throw blankets make for a classic winter experience. Join us for a 4 0 minute ride along the sunny shore of P yramid Lake. Daily from Dec. 17 – Jan. 1. Weekends from Jan. 7 – Mar. 26. $25. Ages 5 and under ride free.

Daily wildlife viewing, sightseeing tours to Maligne Lake, Columbia Icefields, Mount Edith Cavell, Miet te Hot Springs and Jasper Sk yTram. SunDog Tour Co. provides luxur y, private and shared transpor tation bet ween Jasper, Lake Louise, Banf f, Calgar y and Edmonton. Specializing in transpor tation and sightseeing packages for travellers visiting the Rockies.

Enjoy the comfor t of our heritage lodge while you shop in the Park way ’s most loved gif t store. Regionally authentic books, gif ts, jewelr y & ar t, souvenirs, brand outer wear, kids items, travel comfor ts & snacks. Show this ad for your free gif t with purchase!

780-852-7433 e: info@jasperstables.com www.jasperstables.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 18

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780-852-4056 | 1-888-786-3641 www.sundogtours.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 17

780-852-4852 e: info@sunwapta.com www.sunwapta.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 54


THINGS TO DO

ROCK A BOO MOUNTA IN A DV ENTURES 610-2 PATRICIA ST Our cer tified guides will show you some of our favourite places in the Rockies! Summer rock climbing trips run daily at 9 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm. Winter ice climbing trips run daily at 10 am-4:30 pm. Trips for all ages and experience levels.

780-820-0092 e: info@rockaboo.ca www.rockaboo.ca

WA LKS & TA LKS JASPER 626 CONNAUGHT DR Join Paula, a professional level guide, former registered nurse and longtime Jasper resident on fun informative guided hikes. Paula will lead you on unique routes through the trails of Jasper while sharing her passion for the mountains, wildlife, glaciers and lakes. Snowshoes are provided in winter and for the 5 bridges of Maligne adventure. Walks & Talks Jasper is “all about nature”.

780-852-4994 | 1-888-242-3343 www.walksntalks.com

ROCK Y MOUNTA IN CA N YONING

ROCK Y MOUNTA IN RI V ER GUIDES

632 CONNAUGHT DR

626 CONNAUGHT DR

Canyoning is the ar t of descending steep walled gorges and deep mountain valleys using ropes to control your movements. Canyoning includes jumping, walking, scrambling, sliding, wading and many other means to travel through this unique and spectacular par t of our world. We of fer a selection of full and half day adventures to make your adventure in Jasper unforget table.

Jasper ’s authorit y on true whitewater. Specializing in adventure raf ting from mild to wild with an emphasis on the wild. Join our experienced guides on the wildest rivers in the National Park and see why we are Jasper ’s favourite raf ting company.

780-852-3777 | 1-866-952-3777 www.jasperrafting.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 21

780-852-3331 | 1-844-808-7177 www.canyoning.ca

W ILD CURRENT OUTFIT TERS JASPER, CANADA We of fer canoe trips on Jasper ’s most scenic lakes, multi-day raf ting adventures on the might y Snake Indian River with the option of hiking or travelling by horseback , and gear out fit ting for all occasions. We will provide you with epic memories of Jasper National Park that will last a lifetime.

F OR T RIP IDE A S A ND T O DISCO V ER MORE A BOU T T HE HUM A NS W HO C A L L J A SPER, C A N A D A HOME V ISI T: W W W.V E N T URE BE Y OND.C A

780-931-3662 e: wildcurrent@shaw.ca www.wildcurrentoutfitters.ca SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

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PARKS CANADA

SPRING: THE SEASON TO APPRECIATE. S N O W I S M E LT I N G , F L O W E R S A R E B L O O M I N G A N D B E A R S A R E WA K I N G U P. O B S E R V E N AT U R E COMING BACK TO LIFE AFTER A LONG WINTER.

PHOTO: PARKS CANADA/OLIVIA ROBINSON BELOW (LEFT): PARKS CANADA/ROGIER GRUYS BE L O W (RIGH T ): PA RK S C A N A D A / R YA N BR AY

WILDLIFE SAFE-VIEWING TIPS

WILDLIFE GUARDIANS. Listen for safety information on wildlife along the roadsides or in campgrounds on Jasper National Park's Wildlife Guardian radio station. Tune in to 96.7 FM (English) or 94.7 FM (French) when you see this road sign.

Spring is a great time to see Jasper’s abundant wildlife, including deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, coyote, and black and grizzly bear. In order to keep them wild and undisturbed, follow our safe-viewing tips: Consider not stopping If you stop: Pull over where it is safe to do so; Use your hazard lights to alert other drivers; Observe and photograph from the safety of your car; Remain a respectful distance from the animals. Things to remember: Keep a lengthy distance away from wildlife (3-10 bus lengths). Remember they are wild and unpredictable. Female elk have no antlers and are especially aggressive in the spring when they are protecting their young (May through June). Male elk have antlers and are especially aggressive in the fall during mating season (September through October). If hiking or biking, make noise - carry bear spray and know how to use it.

SPRING FLOWERS Before the snow has melted, species like prairie crocus are already emerging from the ground. At the beginning of April, this flower blooms along trails 6 and 6b. In mid-May, the calypso orchid brings colour to the forest floor. Growing among mosses, this beautiful orchid can be found along several trails in the montane forest. We recommend observing them from a distance since calypso orchids are very susceptible to disturbance. As summer approaches, orchid lovers should explore the Flower Trail (#10a) near Sixth Bridge. This short 2.1-km loop is home to many species of orchids, such as the sparrow’s-egg, the spotted orchid and the yellow lady’s-slipper. When exploring at higher elevations, keep an eye out for globeflowers. This species pushes through the snow to bloom.

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JASPER IS A PLACE I RETURN TO TIME AND TIME AGAIN. IT’S MY OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND; WHERE ADVENTURE CAN BE FOUND AROUND EVERY CORNER. WITH A DAY TO SPARE, AND A DESIRE TO explore, I made my way back to the real Rockies. And this time with a goal: to experience all that I could in 24-hours.

24 HOURS IN JASPER: W INTER

SCENIC DRIVE I STARTED THE MORNING DRIVE CHASING the Northern Lights, watching the greens and blues dance across the sky – a truly awe-inspiring natural wonder. As the Auroras disappeared, the dark outline of peaks became visible, and with that, the billions of stars.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING ONCE IN TOWN, I HEADED TO PYRAMID Lake Resort, grabbed some cross-country ski rentals, and hit the trails. A few strides in I thought to myself, “This is one of the greatest winter sports". Gliding with ease across the frozen lake is special. Add to that the sun rising over the mountains around you, and it becomes uniquely special.

ICE CLIMBING IM A GINE S TA R T ING A N ICE CL IMB B Y rappelling sixty-feet and not knowing what’s beneath you. Delving into Maligne Canyon is surreal: the air gets a bit humid, the sunlight dims, and you become surrounded by a cathedral of rock and ice.

MALIGNE CANYON ICE WALK A GUIDE AND I HEADED DOWNSTREAM, treading through the high rock walls. This tour is a photographer’s paradise; every bend revealed blue hued ice formations and hidden scenic gems.

JASPER BREWING CO. I T WA S T IME T O K ICK B ACK A L I T T L E . Jasper has its own micro-brewery where many unique beers are crafted in house by the master brewer. Ask for a free tour of the ‘Hoperating Room’! This local hot spot is a great way to wrap up an epic day. PYRAMID LAKE | PHOTO: CORY JOHNN

CHRIS TSE is a fitness trainer and co-owner of Blitz Conditioning fitness studio in Edmonton, Alberta, as well as a CBC Edmonton AM outdoor fitness columnist.

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GE T TING GE A RED UP LACKING THE ESSENTIAL GEAR FOR YOUR adventures? Not to worry! There are several places around town to rent equipment and gear from throughout the year, so you can leave home worr y free knowing we’ve got your back when it comes to your nex t adventure.

PURE OUTDOORS F OUND ON ONE OF T HE M A IN S T REE T S IN Jasper, Pure Outdoors carries snowshoes, crosscountry skis, snowboards, alpine skis and required accessories for rental throughout the winter. The summer shop rents canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

MARMOT BASIN MARMOT BASIN HAS A LARGE FLEET OF MODERN, well maintained rental equipment, trained and professional technicians, and the convenience of renting directly at the ski area.

FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE L OC AT ED A L ONG T HE SHORES OF L AC BE AU V ER T, the Outdoor Activit y Centre provides fat bike, ice-skate, snowshoe, crosscountr y ski, canoe, kayak , and mountain bike rentals to both hotel guests and the public.

PYRAMID LAKE RESORT LOCATED ALONG THE SHORES OF PYRAMID LAKE, and with the epic Pyramid Mountain as a backdrop, the resort boat house offers paddleboat, kayak, and canoe rentals in the summer, and cross-country ski, snowshoe, and ice-skate rentals in the winter.

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SUMMER: THE SEASON TO REJUVENATE. S O A K I N T H E WA R M A N D G L O R I O U S S U N W H I L E TA K I N G I N J A S P E R N AT I O N A L P A R K ' S B R E AT H TA K I N G M O U N TA I N SCENERY AND EXQUISITE LAKES. WHETHER YOU ENJOY P A D D L E B O A R D I N G , C A N O E I N G , K AYA K I N G O R S I M P LY S W I M M I N G – W E U R G E Y O U T O E I T H E R TA K E A D I P O R PADDLE ALONG OUR MAN Y L AK ES. P HO T O : PA RK S C A N A D A / R YA N BR AY BELOW: PARKS CANADA/NICOLE GABOURY

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L A K E A NNE T T E : With its awe-inspiring turquoise green water and long sandy beach, Lake Annette is the perfect destination for an epic day with the whole family. The lake includes a 2.4-km paved trail around the lake shore, as well as cooking shelters and a playground just a few steps away from the beach. L A K E E DI T H : The beach is at its best mid to end of summer when the level of the lake is getting lower. This makes for warmer water, a wider beach and a great place for kids to play. If you are looking for a little exercise (especially for your core), try stand up paddleboarding. Rentals available on site. P Y R A MID L A K E : Pyramid Lake may not have the spectacular turquoise water Lake Annette and Lake Edith have to offer but its amazing mountain views and clean sandy beaches make this a go-to destination for summer fun. On a calm day, the reflection of Pyramid Mountain in the lake is just spectacular! The lake offers a selection of several beaches. If you feel like exploring the water, boats can be rented at the lakeside resort. All three locations offer picnic tables, metal fire rings with grills and outhouses.

SUMMER PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES SUM M E R P ROGR A MS A ND A C T I V I T IE S Throughout the summer months, our Parks Canada interpretive team will be offering programs and activities for the young and the young at heart: At Miette Hot Springs, join interpreters for a short walk to the source of the springs. Campfire programs at both Wabasso and Wilcox campgrounds are a big hit–and you don’t have to be camping to join in on the fun! Listen to the drum beat, hear stories of Canada’s first people or connect with traditional Indigenous culture through crafts and your own creativity. Pick up a schedule of activities from our Information Centre, at a campground or look on-line at parkscanada.gc.ca/jasper-interpretation.

Whether you are a skilled mountain biker or just learning, we have trails to cater to all levels and abilities. P R A C T ICE Y OUR SK IL L S A ND E N JO Y T HE SCE NE R Y EASY TRAILS T R A I L 7 : AT H A B A S C A R I V E R ( 6 K M R O U N D T R I P ) TRAIL 11: JASPER DISCOVERY TRAIL (5 KM ROUND TRIP)

V E N T URE OU T SIDE OF Y OUR COM F OR T Z ONE M O D E R AT E T R A I L S T R A I L 1 2 : WA P I T I T R A I L ( 9 .4 K M R O U N D T R I P ) T R A I L 1 5 : P Y R A M I D T R A I L ( 1 0 .4 K M R O U N D T R I P )

P USH Y OUR L IMI T S D I F F I C U LT T R A I L S TRAIL 8: MINA-RILE Y (9.6 K M ROUND TRIP) T R A I L 1 0 : O V E R L A N D E R ( 1 5 K M O N E WAY )

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CONQUER JASPER'S H A LF-M A R ATHON IMAGINE YOURSELF RACING THROUGH THE TOWN of Jasper, where the snow-covered mountain peaks are your distraction, the sound of the gushing Athabasca River is your pump-up jam, and the fresh forest air is your supply of oxygen.

NOT ONLY CAN YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT COMPETING in and finishing a race in the real Canadian Rockies, but $10 from each entry into the 5 km, 10 km, and 21.1 km events goes towards supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Alberta.

WHETHER YOU WANT TO CONQUER YOUR FIRST-EVER footrace, or you’re seeking out an event to kickstart the race season, the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon is not to be missed.

WE WELCOME YOU TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR AN epic spring race in the mountains of Jasper National Park! Be sure to register for the 2nd Annual Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon, coming April 8, 2017.

BUILT UPON THE FOUNDATION OF AN EPIC MOUNTAIN community this event caters to all abilities and ages, making for a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the park! PARTICIPANTS WIND THEIR WAY ALONG OLD FORT Road, across the Athabasca River, around Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and along the shores of beautiful lakes to complete the 21.1 km. If a five or ten-kilometre race is more your style, this option is available too!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: jaspercanadianrockieshalf.ca

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BIK ING IN JASPER IN SEPTEMBER 2015, JASPER HOSTED TWO LEGS as the first ever mountain stage of the Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial race. In January 2017, our first ever Fat Bike Race and Summit is taking place during Jasper in January. For more information about Jasper Fat Bike Race & Summit Powered by Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series, see page 27. Jasper, Canada's base of adventure is a premier cycling destination!

A ROUTE FOR EVERY BIKE FAT BIKING: There’s something for every level of fat bike rider on the Pyramid Bench. Over 10 km of trails twist and snake between town and Pyramid Lake, giving you lots to explore. Bonus: fat bikes are permitted on frozen lakes, giving you a whole new way to see your favourite parts of Jasper National Park.

ROAD BIKING: Ride in the tracks of the Tour of Alberta pros and complete the Marmot Basin Legacy Climb: 12 km up to an elevation of over 1,600 m. Looking for something a little more leisurely? Head down to Old Fort Point, around Lac Beauvert and back into town via Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. MOUNTAIN BIKING: The Jasper Discovery Trail, aka Trail 11, is an 8.3 km loop that will take you completely around the town site with a good mix of paved trails and gravel hills. Or, you can get into the wild on the Saturday Night Lake Loop. Expect a technical ride full of steep switch-backs with a highly rewarding finish!

MEDICINE LAKE | PHOTO: CORY JOHNN

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INSPIRED BY THE REAL ROCKIES. THE MAJESTY AND NATURAL WONDER OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS HAVE LONG BEEN A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR ARTISTS. FOR ARTIST AND FILMMAKER, WENDY WACKO, this inspiration manifested itself in the creation of Mountain Galleries, one of the largest, multilocation commercial galleries in Western Canada. “THE SUCCESS OF MOUNTAIN GALLERIES IS the diversity of our collection,” says Wendy, who has poured her more than 35 years of arts experience into the space. “We have everything from abstract impressionism to magical realism.” FOR OVER 20 YEARS, MOUNTAIN GALLERIES has supported and promoted Canadian artists and their breathtaking work. Much of the art found in the galleries evokes the raw beauty of the Rocky Mountains, although other kinds of paintings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces can be found there as well. “WE ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING memories,” Wendy says, speaking of the multitude of mountain-inspired art available for purchase at each of the Fairmont-based locations in Jasper, Whistler, and Banff. “You walk into the gallery and you see imagery that reminds you of the holiday that you’re experiencing.” INTERESTED IN MAKING ART A PART OF YOUR Jasper experience? Try a Heli-Painting package with Mountain Galleries and be flown into an awe-inspiring remote sanctuary via helicopter to paint in the lush wilderness of the real Rockies. ARTS ON ICE - JASPER IN JANUARY | PHOTO: CORY JOHNN


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JASPER E V ENT M A N AGEMENT

JASPER Y ELLOW HE A D MUSEUM & A RCHI V ES

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We’ve always thought of Jasper as a beautiful mountain communit y that welcomes it ’s visitors. Our location is in the midst of the Rockies and close to nature while still having many of the amenities you would expect in a big cit y, making Jasper the ideal spot for your wedding, meeting, or special event. And we’re here to help.

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Devoted to promoting original, authentic works of Canadian ar t. A fine collection of museum qualit y paintings and sculpture that will tempt even the most seasoned collector. Three locations, Jasper, Banf f and W histler. Find us on Facebook and Twit ter, @MntGalleries.

780-931-2245 e: info@jasperevents.ca www.jasperevents.ca

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Among our featured ar tifacts are Curly Phillips’ canoe, the ice axe from Mt. Alber ta, and David Thompson’s musket balls recovered from Athabasca Pass. Our feature photograph highlights the early (and not recommended!) days of human and bear interaction within Jasper National Park – circa 1920.

LOWER LEVEL, FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

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PJ DAY FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISE ASE AWA RENESS ON FEBRUARY 29TH, 2016, JASPER LOCALS AND visitors alike stayed in their pajamas. Dressed for bed, they took to the streets for the 5th annual PJ Day.

work out to approximately 20% of the population suffering from one or more of the over 140 different diseases and disorders that fall under this etiological category.

PART OF THE FESTIVITIES INCLUDED A PJ PARADE, held each year on Rare Disease Day, which brings the community together to raise awareness for autoimmune disease.

BEYOND THE PJ MARCH, SUPPORTERS GOT TO stay comfortable in their pajamas for a series of fund- and awareness-raising events throughout the month of March. A PJ Healing Weekend, PJ art events, onesie parties, PJ fat bike rides, yoga, and a group ski day are just a few of the many activities held in the community.

“THE PEOPLE WE ARE STANDING UP FOR ARE often prisoners of their PJs for months, even sometimes years,” says Marta Rode, co-founder of Find The Common Thread, a Jasper-based foundation that focuses on raising awareness of the widespread presence of autoimmune diseases and to raise funds for research. Rode has been a passionate champion for autoimmune disease awareness since she was first diagnosed with Wegener’s Granulomatosis in 2010. WITH ONE IN FIVE PEOPLE BEING AFFECTED, THERE’S a good chance that you know someone who is living with an autoimmune disease. Those numbers

ALL FUNDS RAISED BY 2016’S PJ ACTIVITIES WILL go toward the creation of a Jasper-based Chronic Illness Healing Centre that will focus on healing by addressing not only the physical but also the mental and spiritual aspects of disease. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NEXT year ’s PJ Day, F ind T he Common T hr ead, or abou t au toimmune disease, please v isit findthecommonthread.com.

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LEAVE YOUR LEGACY AT THE 28TH ANNUAL JASPER IN JANUARY. CANADA’S FIST EVER FAT BIKE RACE AND SUMMIT IS HAPPENING JANUARY 12-14, 2017 IN JASPER.

FROST Y 'S FAT BIK E R ACE SERIES

BY PARTNERING WITH FROSTY’S FAT BIKE Race Series, Jasper is ensuring that this is going to be a race to remember. Combining Frosty’s top notch race coordination with the real Canadian Rockies allows cyclists to test out their abilities with the added difficulty that winter weather brings. THE MOUNTAINS ARE WELCOMING THE adventurous winter cyclists for the first time. With races of different levels of difficulty and distances, cyclists are sure to find a race that best suits his or her abilities. FAT BIKES HAVE BEEN RISING IN POPULARITY over the past few years thanks to its special ability to maneuver over terrain that has been off limits. The extra width in the tires creates better traction on snow, sand and rocks making it easier for cyclists to get around. TEST YOUR SKILLS AND EXPAND YOUR winter adventure horizons with Frosty’s Fat Bike Race & Summit during Jasper in January. Registration is now open at www. frostythefatbike.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: jasper.travel/january

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DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY, JASPER PUTS ON A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED. WINTER ISN’T A TIME TO HIBERNATE, IT’S A TIME TO EMBRACE ALL THAT THE REAL ROCKIES HAVE TO OFFER – ADVENTURES. APPETITES. ARTS. – AND BE WARMLY REWARDED!

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THIS THEMED MONTH IS PACKED WITH enough deals, events, and activities to turn the biggest cold-weather humbug into a winter champion.

JASPER IS: THE WINTEREST FROM JANUARY 12-29, 2017 WE WELCOME you to carve fresh tracks at Marmot Basin, savour local flavours at one of Jasper’s many culinary delights, and celebrate the 28th anniversary of Jasper in January at the annual ATCO Street Party and fireworks display.

ADVENTURES VENTURE BEYOND AND EXPLORE A WIDE range of activities and winter adventures for all ages. Check out the Winter Pentathlon or test your teams skills at the Men’s Pond Hockey Tournament. Make the trek to Marmot Basin with 3,000 vertical feet of superb skiing and snowboarding and try your luck with something new at Jasper in January’s signature 2017 event: Jasper Fat Bike Race & Summit powered by Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series.

APPETITES EXPLORE JASPER’S CULINARY SCENE BY savouring the local flavours at the Mountain Park Lodge’s Chili Cook-Off, Wine in Winter, Sawridge Inn’s Hopscotch and Wine, and the Jasper Dine Around. This is a great way to get a true taste of Jasper!

JENN HEIL ENDORSED "I always anticipated the month of January as a kid. It meant the annual family road trip to ski the slopes of Marmot Basin by day followed by evenings of food, music, and entertainment. I will always return to the mountain I grew up on."

ARTS JASPER COMES ALIVE WITH ENTERTAINMENT, culture, and wellness. Rediscover your zen during Lolë’s Wellness weekend. Get inspired with arts workshops, concerts, and comedy all month long. And don’t forget about the ATCO Street Party! With street performers, live music, food, games, and even an ice bar, this is one event you can’t miss! FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: jasper.travel/january

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FROSTY'S FAT BIKE RACE & SUMMIT

JANUARY 27 - 29

MEN'S POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

APPETITES WEEK | JANUARY 12 - 15 JANUARY 19

CHILI COOK-OFF

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WINE IN WINTER

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HOPS SCOTCH & WINES

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WINTER PENTATHLON

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JASPER DINE AROUND ARTS WEEK | JANUARY 12 - 15

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LOLË WELLNESS WEEKEND

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NESTLED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE REAL ROCKIES, JASPER IS A RUGGED TOWN OF 5,000 PEOPLE, AND A HIDDEN GEM WHERE ANYONE CAN BE TRUE TO ONESELF. W H AT S TA R T E D A S A GR A S SR O O T S movement eight years ago has since made Jasper known for its legendary community spirit, welcoming atmosphere, and for being home to the Canadian Rockies’ only LGBTQAthemed winter Pride Festival.

COME OUT A ND E X PLORE

EACH SPRING, VISITORS ARE INVITED TO celebrate during the Jasper Pride Festival in a community that is known for welcoming everyone with arms wide open. Revelers enjoy LGBTQA-themed entertainment and activities, but also to get out and experience the natural winter wonders that make Jasper one of Canada’s premier Rocky Mountain destinations. THE 2017 FESTIVAL WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO Canada’s 150th anniversary with its theme: Jasper Proud and Free! WINTER ACTIVITIES DURING THIS AWARDwinning festival include LGBTQA-themed ski events at Marmot Basin, home to Canada’s highest base elevation, guided ice canyon hikes, ice climbing and dog-sledding, all exclusive to Pride guests. THE JASPER PRIDE FESTIVAL IS SUPPORTED in part by the Jasper Pride Festival Society (JPFS), a non-profit organization that works to support the local and visiting LGBTQA community. Be sure to keep an eye on jasperpride.ca to see what they have planned for 2017! FROM COZY CABINS TO CLASSIC HOTEL rooms, Jasper has accommodations to every traveler. Comfortable and welcoming, LGBT+ visitors have a lot to choose from, including accommodations that are Purple Roofs and TAG approved certified! JOIN US IN JASPER FROM MARCH 9-12 FOR the 2017 festival!

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ALBERTA’S THIRD LARGEST PRIDE CELEBRATION & THE ONLY LGBTQA+ WINTER PRIDE FESTIVAL IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

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IN 2017 THE JASPER PRIDE FESTIVAL WILL CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF CANADA WITH ITS THEME, JASPER PROUD AND FREE! HERE ARE SOME OF THE GREAT ACTIVITIES YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO FROM MARCH 9TH TO 12TH AT JASPER’S 8TH ANNUAL PRIDE CELEBRATION.

JASPER PRIDE FESTI VA L

FLAG RAISING CEREMONY JOIN THE JASPER COMMUNITY AT THE local fire hall for the raising of the Pride flag! Every year locals and visitors come together to show their true colours and kick-off the festival.

PRIDE HOUSE THIS DEDICATED TEMPORARY LOCATION IS open to all LGBTQA visitors and volunteers to gather, get information, socialize, and buy tickets and merch all while enjoying hot coffee and snacks.

MARMOT BASIN'S PRIDE ON THE HILL HIT THE SLOPES OF MARMOT BASIN SKI Area for a rainbow-coloured parade followed by a BBQ and DJ at Mid-Chalet. Create your own ski-able float or costume and win prizes!

THE PRIDE GALA FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE HOSTS this annual Pride favourite. Meet new friends and dance the night away at one of the hottest parties this winter! THE WEEKEND WILL ALSO BE PACKED WITH concerts and live entertainment, familyfriendly events, and lots of outdoor winter activities too!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: jasperpride.ca

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FALL: THE SEASON TO EXPLORE. T H E L E AV E S A R E C H A N G I N G C O L O U R , T H E P E A K S O F T H E M O U N TA I N S A R E D U S T E D W I T H S N O W A N D T H E A I R I S F R E S H A N D V I B R A N T. FA L L I S T H E P E R F E C T T I M E T O V I S I T A N D E X P L O R E J A S P E R N AT I O N A L P A R K . PHOTO: PARKS CANADA/OLIVIA ROBINSON BE L O W : PA RK S C A N A D A / R YA N BR AY

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS FALL C A M P ING : Jasper welcomes all forms of campers–from those interested in cozying up in a one-person bivy tent to those cruising in a 40-foot motorhome. A few of our campgrounds are still fully operational for the month of September and well into October. Our signature oTENTiks, part tent, part cozy cabin, are the perfect way to camp with ease.

MIE T T E HO T SP RINGS : Make the most of your trip to the Miette Hot Springs and begin with a hike up the Sulphur Skyline Trail, where you can marvel in the beauty of the fall colours and exquisite mountain peaks. After you make your way back down, treat your muscles to a nice soak in the hot and cool pools at the hot springs.

For the backcountry camper, the Tonquin Valley and the Skyline trails are great destinations in the fall. Be prepared to snuggle up as we do get cold nights at this time of the year. New for 2016: You can now book your backcountry experience online at pc.gc.ca/bookjasperbackcountry.

MOUN TA IN BIK ING : Immerse yourself in nature while avoiding crowds on our cruisy mountain biking trails. Cyclists return to Jasper in the fall months to explore our well-connected and maintained routes. If you are looking for an easy trail or want a challenging climb, we have it all.

HIK ING : Jasper offers up a variety of hikes for all adventure levels. Whether you are looking to venture a short distance from the townsite or scramble a mountain, we have it covered. Fall temperatures are most enjoyable for hiking in the Rocky Mountains. The crisp fresh air and the beautiful fall colours provide the perfect combination.

D A RK SK Y V IE W ING : October is dark sky month in Jasper National Park. Make sure to partake in our many dark sky programs, whether you are an avid stargazer or simply appreciate the night sky, our programs are informative, fun and they appeal to all ages.

THE RED CHAIR PROGRAM: TIME TO CONNECT Six sets of red Adirondack chairs have been strategically placed in some of our most scenic and stunning locations in Jasper National Park. To help you find a Red Chair, stop by the Information Centre to get a map of the park with these special locations: Lake Edith Day-use Area Pyramid Overlook Trail (2b) Lower Maligne Day-use Area Old Fort Point Trail on the “second summit” Wilcox Pass Trail Valley of the Five Lakes Trail, between Third and Fourth Lakes HINT: follow these direction pointers on the designated trails. SHARE YOUR PHOTOS WITH US: #JasperNP #sharethechair

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CHECK JASPER.TRAVEL/EVENTS OFTEN FOR ADDITIONAL EVENTS & DETAILS.

WHAT’S ON IN JASPER: 2016–2017

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MOONLIGHT M A DNESS

SHOPS AROUND JASPER

CHRISTM AS IN NOV EMBER

ANNUAL JASPER EVENTS

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FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

JAN 12-29/17

POND HOCK E Y TOURN A MENT JAN 27-29/17

FEB

FA MILY DAY PACK AGES & PROGR A MMING PA JA M A DAY FOR AUTOIMMUNEDISE ASE AWA RENESS

MAR

JASPER PRIDE FESTI VA L MAR 9-12/17

FA IRMONT PJ PA RT Y MAR 17-19/17

ASCEND SPLITBOA RD FEST

APR

A LOH A CUP MARMOT BASIN

KOK A NEE FREERIDE MARMOT BASIN

JASPER CA N A DI A N ROCK IES H A LF M A R ATHON APR 8/17

MAY

DOG DAYS OF M AY

JUN

GR A N FONDO

FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

N ATION A L A BORIGIN A L DAY JUN 21/17

JUL

CA N A DA DAY CELEBR ATIONS JUL 1/17

PA RKS DAY

AUG

JASPER HERITAGE RODEO

SEP

JASPER FOLK MUSIC FESTI VA L A LBERTA CULTURE DAYS SEP 29–OCT 1/17

OCT FIREWORKS, JASPER IN JANUARY | PHOTO: CORY JOHNN

JASPER DA RK SK Y FESTI VA L OCT 13-22/17


CULT URE

JOIN US OCTOBER 13-22, 2017 TO POWER DOWN AND LOOK UP AND SEE THE ROCKIES LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. AT 11,000 SQUARE KILOMETERS, JASPER IS considered to be one of the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserves. Jasper received the official designation as a Dark Sky Preserve in 2011 from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, after taking active measures to reduce light pollution within the community.

JASPER DA RK SK Y FESTI VA L

JASPER’S DARK SKY FESTIVAL INVITES astronomers at every level to power down and look up. Get closer to the stars by taking a trip up the Jasper SkyTram under the glow of the moon. Experience the night sky from a whole new perspective as you stand atop Whistlers Mountain overlooking the town of Jasper and looking up at the milky way and 5 billion stars (trust us, we counted). AS DAYLIGHT HOURS BEGIN TO RECEDE,

I CAN’T STRESS ENOUGH HOW MUCH OUR WHOLE FAMILY HAS GAINED FROM ATTENDING THE JASPER DARK SKY FESTIVAL THE PAST TWO YEARS.” SHERI LANDRY - BLOGGER, THISBIRDSDAY.COM

October is the ideal time to celebrate the skies with the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival, an ever-growing festival aimed at connecting explorers of all ages from around the world to experience this stellar event. TAKE IN SPACE AND SCIENCE ACTIVITIES all throughout the Dark Sky month of October with both ticketed and free programming available, including the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton Big Bang Expo, dark sky photography workshops, Jasper’s very own planetarium, or the Beyond the Stars event held at Lake Annette. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: jasperdarksky.travel

W IL CO X PA SS | P HO T O : PA RK S C A N A D A / R YA N BR AY

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PARKS CANADA

WINTER: THE SEASON TO PLAY. W E L C O M E T O W I N T E R I N J A S P E R N AT I O N A L P A R K . W H E T H E R Y O U ’ R E H E R E F O R A FA M I LY A D V E N T U R E O R A R E L A X I N G G E TAWAY, T H E R E ’ S N O B E T T E R WAY T O E X P E R I E N C E T H I S P R I S T I N E M O U N TA I N L A N D S C A P E T H A N O N F O O T, S N O W S H O E , S K AT E , S K I O R E V E N B I K E !

SNOWSHOEING

P H O T O : P A R K S C A N A D A /A D A M G R E E N B E R G BELOW(LEFT): PARKS CANADA/ROGIER GRUYS BE L O W(RIGH T ): PA RK S C A N A D A / R YA N BR AY

MARMOT MEADOWS WINTER HUB

Inspiring the exploration of untracked territory, snowshoeing is one of winter’s most accessible activities. After a fresh snowfall, take in some of Jasper’s 200 km of valley trails on snowshoes! Favourite routes are signed on the Pyramid Bench and provide access to great viewpoints (10 km in total). For those of you seeking solitude, deep snow and beautiful rolling terrain, venture down the Icefields Parkway to Sunwapta Falls (52 km). Strap on your snowshoes and head into Big Bend Campground for the day (12.8 km return). If you are looking for even more adventure, travel further south along the stunning Parkway until you reach the Columbia Icefields area (104 km). The Toe of the Glacier route (4 km unmarked) has magnificent views of the Athabasca Glacier and will leave you in awe–well worth the trek!

FAT BIKING Fat biking is becoming more and more popular each winter. Oversized tires let a bike roll where it has not rolled before. Jasper has 10 km of flat-packed trails around the townsite, perfect for fat biking. Riders are also permitted on frozen lakes. Monitor the ice thickness and head out for a new winter adventure! Many local businesses in town offer bike rentals so you can find out the skinny on fat biking.

Are you looking for a place to combine all outdoor winter activities? Marmot Meadows Winter Hub is the place to bring your friends and family for a day of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating and fat biking. Warm up to a campfire, relax in our traditional tipi and enjoy a warming shelter (often times laden with hot chocolate). On the weekends, our Parks Canada interpreters deliver interactive programs during both day and night for those looking to learn about wildlife, our dark sky preserve or simply how to start a fire with flint and steel.

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WHAT TO EAT

SAVOUR THE LOCAL FLAVOUR. EXPLORERS ON THE HUNT FOR A UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE IN JASPER WOULD DO WELL TO GRAB A TABLE AT EVIL DAVE’S GRILL, LOCATED AT 622 PATRICIA STREET. FRESH INGREDIENTS AND FUN FLARE come together to create some of the most “wicked” food in town. Alongside the sinful starters and evil entrees is a beverage list overflowing with both unique and classic concoctions. Owner, Mike Day is equal parts mixology maverick and creative genius, traits he brought together to create a collection of specialty cocktails you’ll only find at Evil Dave’s.

MAKE IT YOURSELF WANT TO ADD A LITTLE JASPER FLAIR TO your next get together? Mike wants you to impress your friends with his Evil Dave’s Northern Lights cocktail! 1 oz Grey Goose vodka  1 oz Yukon Jack (the black sheep of Canadian liqueur) 2 oz citrus soda 1 oz orange juice Splash of cranberry juice 1 lime wedge (prevents scurvy) In a cocktail glass filled with ice, build slowly in the order presented to layer the beverage.

JASPER IN JANUARY - MIXOLOGY 101 | PHOTO: CORY JOHNN


W H AT TO E AT

BE A R’S PAW BA K ERY & THE OTHER PAW BA K ERY CA FE

BECK ER’S GOURME T RESTAUR A NT

4 PYRAMID LAKE RD | 610 CONNAUGHT DR

Open May to October. Dinner 5 – 9pm (reser vations recommended), break fast buf fet from 8 – 11am. The magnificent view of Mount Kerkeslin and the Athabasca River enhances this most memorable dining experience. Inspired gourmet meals are combined with an elegant yet intimate and relaxing atmosphere.

This locals' favourite features made-from-scratch, ar tisan, fresh, and tast y treats! Breads, muf fins, pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, and great cof fee with a full espresso bar. Visit one or both locations.

780-852-3233 | 780-852-2253 (BAKE) www.bearspawbakery.com.

5 KM SOUTH OF JASPER OFF HW Y 93

780-852-3535 e: info@beckerschalets.com www.beckerschalets.com

THE EMER A LD LOUNGE AT FA IRMONT JASPER PA RK LODGE

E V IL DAV E’S GRILL

1 OLD LODGE RD

Globally inspired. Locally sourced. Funk y, upbeat, 60 seat, family owned restaurant. Proudly ser ving “ wicked food” for a decade. Classic, and creative cock tails, premium liquor and wine. Reser vations are recommended and can be made through our website.

780-852-6091 e: jasperparklodge@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/jasper

404 CONNAUGHT DR A traditional British st yle pub with a fine selection of impor ted and local draught and bot tled beer. Premium spirits, cock tails and wine. Delicious pub food featuring burgers, nachos and steaks. Dar ts, pool and spor ts on the big screen. A popular spot for locals and visitors to meet.

780-852-4328 www.deddog.com

Unwind mid-day in the Emerald Lounge, a room that evokes a sense of relaxation. Or join us on Jasper’s best patio to take in the stunning views of Lac Beauvert and Whistler’s Mountain.

DE’D DOG BA R & GRILL

622 PATRICIA ST

780-852-3323 www.evildavesgrill.com

FA MOSO NE A POLITA N PIZZERI A 607 PATRICIA ST Famoso serves Neapolitan pizzas that are true to the real thing. Using authentic ingredients the pizzas are hand tossed and fire-roasted in an Italian bell oven for just 90 seconds. Fast and casual, Famoso is the perfect place to relax with friends over pizzas and pints. Salads, soup, sandwiches, desserts, gelato, wine and beer are also available.

780-852-5577 e: jnpark@famoso.ca www.famoso.ca

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W H AT TO E AT

THE INN GRILL

JASPER BRE W ING CO.

LOU LOU’S BRE A K FAST & PIZZERI A

98 GEIKIE ST AT THE BEST WESTERN JASPER INN

624 CONNAUGHT DR

407 PATRICIA ST

Casual, contemporar y atmosphere and friendly ser vice. Open for break fast buf fet and dinner. Join us on the garden terrace for dinner when weather permits.

Jasper Brewing Co. proudly opened its doors in the spring of 2005 as Canada’s first National Park Brewer y. 10 years later “ the brewpub” has become a communit y hub that focuses on developing well-craf ted beer and Alber ta-inspired cuisine for locals and tourists alike.

This contemporar y, casual diner of fers tast y break fasts such as innovative egg dishes until 2:30 pm. Their made-toorder piz zas incorporate a thick homemade crust, zest y sauce and plent y of fresh toppings. Free deliver y af ter 4 pm.

780-852-3232 | 1-800-661-1933 www.bestwesternjasperinn.com

780-852-4111 www.jasperbrewingco.ca

780-852-3373 www.loulous.ca

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ORSO TR AT TORI A AT FA IRMONT JASPER PA RK LODGE 1 OLD LODGE RD Our partnership with Twin Meadows Farms gives us access to some of the purest, healthiest produce in Canada, Experience a taste of Northern Italy with specialties that include braised veal osso bucco and our signature forged mushroom risotto, passionately created and skillfully crafted.

780-852-6091 e: jasperparklodge@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/jasper

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PA PA GEORGE’S RESTAUR A NT 404 CONNAUGHT DR

THE PINES RESTAUR A NT AT PYRAMID LAKE RESORT

A local favourite since 1925, for casual dining and authentic Canadian cuisine. Of fering wild game dishes, Alber ta beef, wild fish and seafood. Star t your day with a cup of Oso Negro cof fee and a break fast special, then pick up an alpine picnic lunch to enjoy on the trails.

The Pines has one of the finest mountain settings of any restaurant in the National Parks. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in this upscale facility and ensure to bring your camera as the vistas are holiday memorable. Our culinary team is committed to excellence in food and can accommodate any dietary concern.

780-852-2260 www.papageorgesjasper.com

780-852-4900 | 1-888-8JASPER www.mpljasper.com

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W H AT TO E AT

PRIME RIB CIT Y

STONE PE A K RESTAUR A NT

100 JUNIPER ST

AT THE OVERLANDER MOUNTAIN LODGE

Prime Rib City offers a wide range of delicious menus. From breakfast to dinner and a specific menu for the intimate on-site lounge. Menu ranges from gourmet Alberta beef burgers to prime rib & lobster. Prime Rib City is open for breakfast and dinner.

Our passionate culinary team are proud to showcase Alberta’s local and regional ingredients; we are focused on creating distinctive Canadian cuisine with an international flair that is both unique and exquisite. Our breathtaking mountain views, award winning wine list and knowledgeable staff will ensure you have an unforgettable epicurean experience.

780-852-5850 www.primeribcity.com

780-866-2330 | 1-877-866-2330 www.overlandermountainlodge.com

W ICK ED CUP 912 CONNAUGHT DR Canada’s best organic cof fee & tea. Our team creates signature drinks and superb break fast and lunch items to go or eat in with the Rockies in view. As your day ends, come back for wine, beer and food to graze!

780-852-1942 www.wickedcup.ca SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 42

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Savour Canada's best organic coffee & tea while visiting the Canadian Rockies

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W H AT TO E AT

IT 'S A LWAY S HOPP Y HOUR IN JASPER THE PREMIUM BEERS BREWED AT JASPER BREWING Co. have grown from roots grounded deep in tradition. The dedicated brew-masters use timetested recipes that include hops and malts sourced from around the world, along with the differentiating ingredient: pure glacial water.

DID YOU KNOW? DUE TO JASPER’S ALTITUDE, THE BOILING POINT is between 96 and 97 degrees Celsius – which is an important thing to know when brewing beer here!

HISTORY • Opened in the spring of 2005 and was Canada’s first National Park Brewery. • Three of the founders were born and raised in Jasper.

COMMUNITY JASPER BREWING CO. IS A STRONG CONTRIBUTOR to the community. In addition to rotating seasonal ales, the brew-master also creates a signature beer

for local events and festivals, such as the Dark Sky Dark Rye beer made specifically for the Dark Sky Festival in October. THEY ALSO TEAM UP WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS and charities in order to create community beers, in which profits from each pint sold goes back to the organization or charity in which it was crafted for. Take their HIV West Yellowhead Red IPA brew which saw $1 from each pint sold donated to the harm reduction not-for-profit that works to create supportive environments for those at risk, infected or effected by HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted infections in the region. VISIT THE PUB AND ENJOY YOUR FAVOURITE sports action on one of the seven plasma TV's or relax and dine with your family in the restaurant. There’s something for everyone! WANT TO SEE THE PROCESS OF HOW THE BEER IS made? Ask for a complimentary brew-tour!

JASPER BREWING CO. | PHOTO: CORY JOHNN

A PRÈS SK I, A LL W INTER LONG WHETHER YOU’RE A SEASONED PROFESSIONAL or a novice snow bunny, there’s nothing quite like celebrating a successful day on the slopes with Jasper's après ski. After spending the day ripping through stellar snow conditions, there are several ways to settle down with some post-ski fun!

REFUEL WITH A HAPPY HOUR GO BOLD WHEN YOU COME IN FROM THE COLD! After successfully completing your last run of the day at Marmot Basin, warm up with a fresh pint and some delicious grub at one of Jasper’s local establishments. Try out the seasonal Old Man Winter Ale at Jasper Brewing Co. or go for a winter themed cocktail at Evil Dave’s Grill. Local tip: If you’re out on a Wednesday, spend the night singing karaoke with some local ski bums at Champs Sports Lounge at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre.

CATCH SOME LIVE MUSIC LOOKING FOR AN IDEAL SPOT FOR APRÈS SKI entertainment? If it’s Friday night, head down to the Jasper Legion for open jam night. The Athabasca Hotel and The Whistle Stop Pub also host a variety of live music performances throughout the winter months.  

RELAX AND RECHARGE AFTER A LONG DAY ON THE SLOPES, TAKING TIME to re-energize is key to a successful visit to the Real Rockies. Rejuvenate and sooth your muscles with an evening spa treatment at Mountain Wellness Day Spa or the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Spa. JASPER IS ALSO HOME TO NUMEROUS YOGA studios that offer night-time classes, so take some time to stretch out those tired muscles with an evening yoga class at Jasper Wellness. Class schedule available at jasperwellness.ca.

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WHERE TO STAY

YOUR BASE OF ADVENTURE. FROM LUXURIOUS SUITES, CLASSIC FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTEL ROOMS, AND EVEN RUSTIC CABINS, JASPER HAS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOU AND YOUR FELLOW EXPLORERS TO RELAX AFTER LONG DAYS OF DISCOVERY OUT IN THE PARK. IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO HAVE A TRULY CANADIAN experience on your next getaway in Canada’s base of adventure, check out The Crimson Jasper. This Mountain Park Lodges property, which opened its doors last summer, boasts sleek new accessible and pet-friendly rooms and suites. A mix of modern and classic décor can be found throughout both the hotel and its signature restaurant, C200. Each room features pieces from a pop-art collection by Toronto-based artist, Wendy Tancock, which showcase iconic bits of Canadiana that are as informative as they are fun to look at!

THE CRIMSON JASPER | PHOTO: CORY JOHNN


W HERE TO STAY

A LPINE V ILL AGE CA BIN RESORT

ASTORI A HOTEL

2 KM SOUTH OF JASPER ON HW Y 93A NORTH

404 CONNAUGHT DR

Rated #1 on Trip Advisor! One of Jasper’s most popular resorts, Alpine Village offers a great selection of superior log cabins, from Executive and Deluxe to the Heritage style, most with fireplaces and kitchens. Nestled between the Athabasca and Miette Rivers, surrounded by wildlife and spectacular views of Mt. Edith Cavell.

A small hotel of character and charm located in the centre of the townsite adjacent to shops and ser vices and convenient to outdoor activities. The Astoria boasts a friendly pub and an excellent restaurant. Celebrating 90 years of business in Jasper.

780-852-3285 e: reservations@alpinevillagejasper.com www.alpinevillagejasper.com

780-852-3351 | 1-800-661-7343 www.astoriahotel.com

ATH A BASCA HOTEL 510 PATRICIA ST Welcome to Jasper ’s Heritage Boutique Hotel. E xquisitely adorned guest rooms present old world character and new world comfor t. Located just a grand staircase away is O’Shea’s Restaurant & Cappuccino Bar, with big screen spor ts action in O’Shea’s Lounge. Many amenities, free Wi-Fi and complementar y passes to the Aquatic Centre.

780-852-3386 | 1-877-542-8422 www.athabascahotel.com

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BE A R HILL LODGE

BECK ER’S CH A LE TS

BEST WESTERN JASPER INN & SUITES

100 BONHOMME ST

5 KM SOUTH OF JASPER ON HW Y 93

98 GEIKIE ST

Quietly nestled at the forest’s edge, welcome to our quiet corner of Jasper, a peaceful tree-filled oasis within walking distance of downtown. Cozy heritage cabins, spacious suites, whirlpool, sauna and plenty of space for outdoor picnics and barbeques. Cabins – Chalets – B&B. New for summer 2016, the first of our Homestead by Bear Hill suites, featuring the Bonhomme Cabin, ideal for family groups up to 9. Also, a romantic getaway for couples!

Our log chalets are unsurpassed for spacious elegance combined with the comfor t and charm of logs and stone. Thoroughly modernized, our original bungalows retain the warmth and romance of a traditional Rock y Mountain home. Licensed dining room features buf fet break fast and gourmet dinner. Additional amenities include guest laundr y, gif t shop and playground.

One and t wo bedroom kitchen/ fireplaces, executive suites with balconies. Indoor pool, whirpool, sauna, steam room, business centre. Free wireless internet. Inn Grill open for break fast and dinner.

780-852-3209 www.bearhilllodge.com

780-852-3779 e: info@beckerschalets.com www.beckerschalets.com

780-852-4461 | 1-800-661-1933 www.bestwesternjasperinn.com

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W HERE TO STAY

CH ATE AU JASPER

THE CRIMSON JASPER

DECORE HOTELS

96 GEIKIE ST

200 CONNAUGHT DR

This hotel offers a variety of luxury accommodations and facilities including executive suites and award winning dining at the Silverwater Grill and Lounge. Amenities include in-room fridges and safes, fitness facility, the Mountain Wellness Day Spa, indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi and free wireless in all guest rooms.

At the hear t of town lies Jasper ’s newest hotel, The Crimson Jasper, of fering a variet y of spacious guest rooms including studio kitchenet tes and full kitchen suites. Features indoor pool, hot tub and fitness centre and new C200 Restaurant with a private dining room and a menu inspired by only the freshest ingredients.

TONQUIN INN (100 JUNIPER ST) & MALIGNE LODGE (912 CONNAUGHT DR)

780-852-5644 | 1-888-8JASPER www.mpljasper.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 51

780-852-3394 | 1-888-8JASPER www.mpljasper.com

Our comfor table, amenit y filled af fordable hotels are unlike any other. We have a range of airconditioned rooms including ones with kitchenet tes and fireplaces. We of fer free wireless internet, outdoor hot tubs, heated indoor pools, saunas, fitness centres and laundr y facilities.

780-852-4987 | 1-800-661-1315 www.decorehotels.com

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JASPER E AST CA BINS 50 KM EAST OF JASPER OFF HW Y 16 Nestled at the edge of Jasper National Park, this property is tucked in the rolling hills and is trumped by the beautiful Roche à Perdrix Mountain. Escape the crowds of Jasper townsite and retreat to your own mountain cabin to relax and enjoy the true Rocky Mountain experience. From studio to three bedroom cabins, we have something available for every traveler’s needs.

780-866-2330 | 1-877-866-2330 www.jaspereastcabins.com

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JASPER HOUSE BUNGA LOWS A ND RI V ER TR A IL RESTAUR A NT

LOBSTICK LODGE

3.5 KM SOUTH OF JASPER OFF HW Y 93

This family hotel features oversized guest rooms including kitchenettes with microwaves and ovens. Additional amenities include guest coin laundry, fitness facility, in room fridges, indoor heated pool and four hot tubs, jacuzzi and sauna. Superb dining at Seasons Restaurant and spectacular view from our Skyline Lounge.

O verlooking the Athabasca River, we of fer 56 immaculate units in cedar log cabins with LCD T V. Duplexes, quads, kitchenet tes, standards and our executive suite. Delight in our newly renovated, River Trail Restaurant. Public telephone, laundr y, vending plus frequent wildlife viewing and hiking /biking trails.

780-852-4535 | 1-888-217-6939 www.ospreyresorts.ca

94 GEIKIE ST

780-852-4431 | 1-888-8JASPER www.mpljasper.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 51


W HERE TO STAY

FA IRMONT JASPER PA RK LODGE 1 OLD LODGE RD

GL ACIER V IE W INN 104 KM SOUTH OF JASPER OFF HW Y 93

JASPER DOW NTOW N HOSTEL 400 PATRICIA ST

700 acres of pristine forest and sparkling Lac Beauvert provide the beautiful backdrop for this year-round resort destination. Enjoy newly renovated guest rooms, gourmet/casual dining and Canada’s #1 Golf Resort. Seasonal activities include canoeing, horseback riding, skating, snowshoeing and more.

S tay overnight at the Columbia Icefield. The Glacier View Inn is a boutique hotel located on the top floor of the Glacier Discover y Centre that features spectacular views of the Athabasca Glacier during the day and unmatched stargazing at night.

Jasper Downtown Hostel is centrally located which makes for easy access to all of Jasper ’s town facilities. We have private rooms with ensuite bathrooms for up to 4 people and dorm rooms with shared facilities for budget conscious travellers.

780-852-3301 e: jasperparklodge@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/jasper

1-866-606-6700 e: glacierviewinn@brewster.ca www.glacierviewinn.com

780-852-2000 e: info@jasperdowntownhostel.ca www.jasperdowntownhostel.ca

MOUNT ROBSON INN

OV ERL A NDER MOUNTA IN LODGE

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M A RMOT LODGE 86 CONNAUGHT DR Nestled in the trees on beautifully maintained grounds, this affordable and comfortable hotel offers a variety of guest rooms including kitchen suites with fireplaces. Guests can enjoy award-winning dining at Embers Steakhouse and Fireside Lounge and can of ten catch a glimpse of wildlife from their rooms.

780-852-4471 | 1-888-8JASPER www.mpljasper.com

902 CONNAUGHT DR

35 MINUTES EAST OF JASPER OFF HW Y 16

At the south end of Main S treet, this hotel ranks in the Top 10 on TripAdvisor in Jasper. S tay in a comf y room or luxur y suite and enjoy free break fast, outdoor hot tubs, pillow top beds, modern T Vs, microwaves, fridges and free Wi-Fi.

Nestled at the edge of Jasper National Park , overlooking the majestic rock y mountains. Enjoy our restaurant, outdoor patio and lounge, noted for fine food, casual dining, and award winning wine list. Mountain view guest rooms, kitchenet tes and chalets available.

780-852-3327 | 1-855-5-JASPER www.mountrobsoninn.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 52

1-877-866-2330 e: info@overlandermountainlodge.com www.overlandermountainlodge.com

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PA RK PL ACE INN

PATRICI A L A K E BUNGA LOWS

623 PATRICIA ST

4.8 KM NORTH OF JASPER ON PYRAMID LAKE RD

One of Jasper ’s newest hotels, is small, luxurious and nestled in the hear t of Jasper National Park ’s wonder ful town site, steps away from a whole variet y of restaurants, shops and nightlife.

4 8 coz y cabins in a secluded forest set ting on Patricia Lake. For more discerning taste, reser ve “ The Grove”, 10 luxur y suites to enjoy. K itchens/FP in most, SAT. T V, Wi-Fi in all. Coin laundr y, playground, bike/boat / kayak rentals, BBQ, outdoor hot tub, firepit, nature trails.

Proudly celebrating 80 years in Jasper. Open May – October. 72 cozy bungalows situated in a natural forested riverside location, many with fireplaces and kitchens. Seniors’ rates. Conference Centre facility with 25 rooms with selfcatering kitchen. ALTO Sustainable Tourism Award. Jasper’s leader in Ecological Integrity! Your cabin in the mountains.

780-852-3560 | 1-888-499-6848 www.patricialakebungalows.com

780-852-3491 e: info@pinebungalows.com www.pinebungalows.com

780-852-9770 | 1-866-852-9770 www.parkplaceinn.com

POCA HONTAS CA BINS 42 KM EAST OF JASPER ON HW Y 16 AT MIETTE HOT SPRINGS RD

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PINE BUNGALOWS 2 COTTONWOOD CREEK RD

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P Y R A MID L A K E RESORT

SAWRIDGE INN AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

6 KM NORTH OF JASPER ON PYRAMID LAKE RD

A unique and authentic mountain retreat featuring 5 7 cabins with a variet y of st yles including rustic and modern log cabins, deluxe 1 and 2 bedroom st yle units and 7 new luxur y log cabins with full kitchens and king beds. A quiet location with spectacular mountain views of fering the comfor ts that travelers desire.

Nestled on a terraced hillside overlooking P yramid Lake,and surrounded by the splendour of the Canadian Rockies, this 62 room chalet-st yle alpine retreat of fers a wide range of accommodation including lof ts and guest rooms with kitchenet tes. The resor t also features a 10 person outdoor hot tub, boat and bike rentals.

780-866-3732 | 1-888-8JASPER www.mpljasper.com

780-852-4900 | 1-888-8JASPER www.mpljasper.com

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76 CONNAUGHT DR Jasper’s Great Indoors. 152 newly renovated rooms and suites. Extensive amenities include indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, aromatherapy steam room, and wellness spa. Dining options feature Walter’s Dining Room, and two lounges. Complete wedding and meeting facilities accommodating up to 250 guests.

780-852-5111 | 1-888-729-7343 www.sawridgejasper.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 52

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SUNWAPTA FALLS ROCK Y MOUNTAIN LODGE

TEK A RR A LODGE

THE W HISTLER’S INN

1.6 KM SOUTH OF JASPER ON HW Y 93A

105 MIETTE AVE

Gorgeous Icefields Parkway location! TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 - 2015. Cabin-style accommodations, fireplaces, duvets. Renowned fine dining & hearty mountain breakfasts. Knowledgeable vacation planning, major attractions nearby: Sunwapta & Athabasca Falls, the Columbia Icefields & Glacier SkyWalk. Wildlife, sightseeing, bike rentals, local trails & lakes.

Tekarra Lodge is situated at the confluence of the Miet te and Athabasca rivers, the individual cabins of fer an escape from the modern world. With no television or telephone to bring you back to realit y, you can relax at the end of the day to a warm, coz y woodburning fireplace or take par t in our free outdoor programs.

Located in downtown Jasper across from the train station, close to all shops and ser vices with 6 4 spacious bedrooms and suites. Amenities include elevator, steam room, t wo outdoor roof-top jacuz zis, full ser vice dining room, pub, limited on-site parking and a wildlife museum with over 100 animals of the National Park .

780-852-4852 e: info@sunwapta.com www.sunwapta.com

780-852-3058 | 1-800-709-1827 www.tekarralodge.com

780-852-3361 | 1-800-282-9919 www.whistlersinn.com

59 KM SOUTH OF JASPER OFF HWY 93

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SAY 'I DO' IN JASPER WITH NO SHORTAGE OF MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN peaks, crisp glacial waters and towering alpine forests, it’s no surprise that Jasper National Park is where many couples dream of saying “I do”. Romance is always in season in the real Rockies and you really can’t ask for a more picturesque backdrop for your special day. If you and your one true love are considering saying your vows in Jasper, there are a couple of things to consider.

THE PARK’S THE PLACE PARKS CANADA HAS A VARIETY OF GORGEOUS day-use areas throughout the park that make postcard perfect venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Athabasca Day Use area has a permanent wedding arbour and bench seating for up to 120 people. Pyramid Island is perfect for small parties of about 50, the Whirlpool Group Camping site is rich with rustic charm, and Maligne Lookout’s log gazebo is the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Be sure to contact Parks Canada for booking times, fees, and necessary permits when applicable.

A PROFESSIONAL TOUCH IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOME ON-THE-GROUND help to plan your big day, Jasper has a couple of local options that can help make your wedding fantasy a reality. From the venue to activities, the team at Jasper Event Management specializes in bringing your wedding vision to life in a way that is seamless, special, and stress-free. Some hotel properties such as Mountain Park Lodges and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge also have onsite wedding specialists that work with you to arrange every detail of your dream day so that you can focus on making memories instead of plans. WHETHER YOU DECIDE TO BRING ALL OF THE details together on your own or you get a little bit of help to make everything just right, Jasper is the perfect place to make your wedding dreams come true.

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PINE BUNGA LO W S CELEBR ATES 80 Y E A RS IMAGINE WAKING UP TO THE SOUNDS OF BIRDS chirping, the wind blowing through the trees, and the waters of the Athabasca River drifting by. Imagine a place where connecting with nature is as easy as taking a step outside your door. BUILT IN THE 1930’S, PINE BUNGALOWS, AN ECOawards winning property, is one of Jasper’s oldest established bungalow camps. The property was one of the first two fixed roof accommodations in the Park, and has served as host to many generations of the same families throughout the years. Pine Bungalows, which celebrated its 80th year in 2016, has evolved into what is now one of Jasper’s premier summer resorts providing guests with a unique opportunity to truly connect with nature. WITH A STRONG PASSION FOR CULTURAL heritage, family history, and most notably, sustainable tourism, Pine Bungalows ensures guests from around the world that they’ve made an eco-friendly decision by staying at this hotel, situated only two kilometers from town.

HERE YOU’LL FIND 72 COZY CABINS SURROUNDED by a Spruce, Pine and Douglas fir forest, as well as abundant wildlife, in the most peaceful environment imaginable – great after a day of adventuring! YOU’RE EXPERIENCE AT PINE BUNGALOWS WON’T include connecting to wi-fi, but rather connecting to nature; It won’t include watching television, but rather watching wildlife; and it won’t include checking your voice-mail, but rather checking in with yourself! THIS FIVE-BILLION STAR PROPERTY (LOOK UP!), let’s you truly venture beyond and enjoy what Jasper is all about – the epic outdoors! PINE BUNGALOWS IS A SEASONAL PROPERTY. While closed during the winter months, visitors will be able to book their stay at this oasis in the woods again in spring of 2017!

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EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT DOGS ARE A PERSON’S BEST FRIEND, WHICH MAKES LEAVING FIDO BEHIND DURING VACATIONS ESPECIALLY TOUGH.

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THIS IS WHY MANY HOTEL AND CABIN accommodations in Jasper go out of their way to embrace our four-legged family members.

WE KNOW THAT FAMILIES COME IN ALL FORMS...” BERNARD SCHNEIDER, GM - MOUNTAIN PARK LODGES

ALL SIX OF MOUNTAIN PARK LODGES’ Jasper properties are proud to be pet friendly. “AT MOUNTAIN PARK LODGES, WE KNOW that familIes come in all forms.  Our furry friends are a huge part of some of our guests’ lives, and therefore they are a priority for us as well.” said Bernhard Schneider, general manger. THE FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE IS another property that would rather you not leave Fluffy at home when you go on your Jasper adventure. Pet-friendly rooms, supplies, sitters, and even a 4 km walking trail are all at your disposable, which means everyone’s stay is sure to be happy and comfortable.

STAY WITH YOUR PETS AT: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

The Crimson Bear Hill Lodge Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites Chateau Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Glacier View Inn ** Lobstick Lodge Maligne Lodge Marmot Lodge Overlander Mountain Lodge Patricia Lake Bungalows ** Pocahontas Cabins Pyramid Lake Resort The Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge ** Tekarra Lodge ** Tonquin Inn

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*Additional pet fees may apply **Seasonal availability only

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Jasper, Canada - Visitor Guide 2016/17 - Winter  

The official 2016/17 Visitor and Field Guide for Jasper National Park.

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